Eskimos' Adarius Bowman steps up

Edmonton Eskimos' Adarius Bowman celebrates his touch down during the second half of CFL game...

Edmonton Eskimos' Adarius Bowman celebrates his touch down during the second half of CFL game against the BC Lions at BC Place in Vancouver, B.C. on Saturday June 28, 2014. (Carmine Marinelli/QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:16 PM ET

He helped Fred Stamps become the league’s leading receiver a year ago, but it seems Mike Reilly has a new favourite target this season.

The Edmonton Eskimos quarterback found Adarius Bowman nine times for 140 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-11 win over the visiting Ottawa RedBlacks on Friday and push the seven-year slotback to the top of the charts — for one night, at least.

“He did have a great game, I think he had a fire lit underneath him,” Reilly said. “But the way this offence works is if a guy has a big night, that means he played well. But that means the other 11 guys helped him and played extremely well too.

“They were rolling coverages over to Freddy’s side and that’s what this offence does with those guys on opposite sides of the field. You can’t take one of them out of the game without exposing the other.”


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